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Dean  Lindsay

Dean Lindsay

Entrepreneur & CEO of The Progress Agents


Award-winning business author, Dean Lindsay – CEO of The Progress Agents LLC and Founder of World Gumbo Publishing – is a successful entrepreneur, a skilled business culture consultant, and a powerful keynote speaker with a humorous and engaging approach. The popular host of the upbeat business program, ‘The DEAN’s List’, airing on C-Suite Network TV, Dean has been hailed as an ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as:

•    ‘a Master of Progress’ by Jay Conrad Levinson (Father of GUERRILLA MARKETING)
•    ‘The Dean of Sales and Service’ by Business Class News
•    a ‘Sales and Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal
•    ‘America’s Progress Agent’ by The Strategic HR Forum Read More >

Dean’s books, including Creating Progress in a World of Change and How to Achieve Big Phat Goals (Winner of the Business Class News Editors’ Choice award for Book of The Year and Recommended as one of the ’21 Best Goal Setting Books to Read’ on PositivePsychology .com) have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek. His new book, Progress Leadership: Say NO to Change Management, is being published in September of 2021.

Over the years, Dean’s thoughts on authentic business development by building and strengthening Progress Leadership focused work cultures have been endorsed by a who’s who of international business thought leaders including Ken Blanchard (author of The One Minute Manager) who calls Dean’s writings “a much needed kick in the pants.”

Dean’s national and international clients include: United States Patent and Trademark Office, KPMG, American Airlines, Young Professionals’ Organization (YPO), True Value Hardware, Texas A&M, New York Life, Aramark Canada, Century 21, Precision Tune Auto Care Franchising Inc., Electrical Components International (Poland, Mexico & Canada), House of Blues, Anthem, Entrepreneurs‘ Organization (EO), Michigan State University, Pacific Life & Annuity, Marriott, El Nacional (Venezuela), Heinz, First Heritage Credit Union, Hilton, Relax the Back, American Express, Western Union, Verizon, John Hancock Financial, HANDHELD (Sweden), Amway, Nestle, Gold’s Gym, FASTSIGNS Intl., Bell Partners, EKOS (Ecuador), LPL Financial, UNITS Franchising Group, MENARDS, ConocoPhillips, Haggar Clothing, Workout Anytime Franchising Systems LLC and the United States Peace Corp.

Dean has served as a featured contributor to Entrepreneur’s Organization’s (EO) OCTANE Blog, HR. com’s Leadership Excellence Magazine, CEOWorld Magazine, The Smart Manager (India), Training Magazine Europe, Executive Travel, Sales and Service Excellence, Networking Times and the American Management Association’s Moving Ahead magazine as well as numerous podcasts and the audio magazine Selling Power Live. His business views have also been featured on the Voice of America radio as well as the Dallas Morning News and Monster.com.
Each of Dean’s keynote presentations and fully customized sales, customer service and executive coaching programs – in person & virtual – are designed to help reach each client’s desired outcomes. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Dean Lindsay on LEADING PROGRESS in a World of CHANGE, The Globe Life Field Keynote Demo Reel 2023

Funny Customer Service Speaker for 2023 Keynote, Top Humorous Customer Service Speakers 2023

Speech Topics

Creating Progress in a World of Change

In these uncharted times, it is VITAL that we Create Work Cultures Focused on ‘Progress Leadership ®’ and not Change Management.

Rocking the Customer Experience

To Strengthen Loyalty & Cultivate Referrals – in person, on the phone & on line.

Building Priceless Business Relationships

Going for the SALE even at a social distance in a challenging business landscape!!